A lot of people in the climate space say that they're really passionate about climate activism, but I like to challenge that. I feel like none of us want to spend our precious time on this earth constantly fighting climate change, or fighting something specific...Most of us want to find joy, have friends, and vibe out with our community.
I remember that I was bragging to my brother about how I live a low carbon lifestyle, because I don’t own a car. His response to me was ‘but yeah look at all the clothes you buy’, and he told me how much water went into creating a t-shirt. That was eye opening for me.
I'm Jeremy. For me, moving towards more environmentally-friendly practices all started with a mindset shift. I started small and focused on marginal positives. It felt less overwhelming that way.
I always considered myself a mindful consumer, someone who paid attention to what they purchased, carried their own water bottle, bagged things up in totes, you know that whole thing. But it wasn’t until the city of San Francisco forced me to break down my waste that I finally realized just how trashy I really was.
"I don't care how profound that scene from American Beauty was, I don't see a positive spin on anything that physically cannot be broken down."